Organic Agriculture News

  • Go ahead for Skye organic farms

    HIGHLAND Council has given the go ahead to two organic salmon farms off Skye, the head of the planning department told MSPs this morning. Mark Harvey, giving evidence to the Rural Economy and Connectivity committee, said the farms were approved because of the social and economic benefits they will bring to the area. ‘It is not so much the number of jobs, but the fact that they are ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Kulmalan Puutarha

    Kulmalan puutarha invested in Netled´s hybrid lighting solution at the end of the year 2016 for organic basil production.   Finnish professional greenhouse Kulmalan puutarha has long experience in producing organic sallads, herbs, tomato and cucumber. ...


    By Netled Oy

  • Campylobacter and Campylobacteriosis Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production shares information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the spiral-shaped bacteria called Campylobacter and the infectious disease known as campylobacteriosis.  ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Munters Selected as Basis of Design for U.S. Organic Grocer

    Munters has been selected as basis of design on the new construction of stores for the leading organic grocer’s 365 market stores (of which construction began in 2016). These stores incorporate new concepts in design including coffee and wine bars, vegan restaurants and more robotic automation. With sales of organic products increasing each year, the grocer plans to grow to 470 ...


    By Munters

  • Host of Nutrient Platform Members Meeting

    Coming Thursday, March 23rd, Eijkelkamp Soil & Water will host the Members Meeting of the Nutrient Platform. The Nutrient Platform is a cross-sectoral network of Dutch organizations that believe in a pragmatic approach towards nutrient scarcity. Frontrunners, like Eijkelkamp Soil & Water, from the water sector, agriculture, waste sector and chemical industry have joined forces to close ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • WaterVent’s growing success in six years

    Incepted in February 2010 (in Berlin WaterVent (acronym of Water and Venture)) is enjoying a steadily increasing brand awareness. Though we notice hundreds of congresses and trade fairs dealing with water issues and subjects organized globally, WaterVent was and is still the only international water technologies (and related nexus) focused forum: minimum 50% of presentations done are setup by ...


    By Watervent

  • The dirty dozen - food you should always buy organic

    Intensive farming is a common practice among farmers aiming to produce more food for the growing population. Intensive farming maximizes yields through various means such as heavy use of pesticides which tend to be used untimely, in too many applications and in too high of a dosage. Although the use of pesticides has its benefits, such as controlling or killing potential disease-causing organisms ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • Derek Greer joins Tessella to grow aeronautics, space and defence division

    Aerospace expert, Derek Greer, has joined data science consultancy Tessella, to grow the number and scale of data analytics projects it delivers to the aeronautics, space and defence industries. Such projects will help these industries make evidence-based business and operational decisions, improving profitability, reducing costs and errors, and driving innovation. Greer brings 35 years ...

  • Backyard Poultry and Salmonella Exposure Risks Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses the growing trend of people raising their own poultry and exposure risks to Salmonella.    “For many people, having poultry in their backyard can be an enjoyable experience while ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • ABIH® Facebook Page Liked by 1,000 Supporters and Growing

    Since being launched in late 2012, the American Board of Industrial Hygiene’s Facebook page has been growing in popularity at a steady rate as more Certified Industrial Hygienists and industrial hygiene professionals turn to social media for news, updates and information. This month, the ABIH® Facebook page reached a new milestone with its 1000th ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • US Environmentalist And Organic Crop Farm Groups Want Overhaul Of Federal Biotechnology Strategy

    On August 3, 2016, 24 farmer and public interest organizations wrote to the Obama Administration expressing their disappointment with the direction that the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has taken with the proposed modernization of the Coordinated Framework for ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • GODAN Action - Enabling practical engagement with open data in agriculture and nutrition

    As the world’s population grows, global demand for food is predicted to nearly double. The number of people at risk of hunger in the developing world is estimated to grow to more than a billion people by 2050. New data-driven solutions in agriculture and nutrition are increasingly being seen as a way to tackle this challenge. GODAN Action is a three-and-a-half-year programme led by Alterra ...

  • Ontario Winemakers Embrace Importance of Sustainable Water Practices

    An overwhelming majority of wineries in Ontario recognize the value of water and how sustainable water management practices can improve winery operational performance, reduce costs and support growth, a recent survey of Ontario wineries found. The 2016 survey, conducted by the BLOOM Centre for ...


    By BLOOM

  • USSEC Holds Poultry Nutrition and Production Short Course for U.S. Soy customers from Russia, Bulgaria and Romania

    With the goal to increase awareness of U.S. Soy and help customers differentiate between soy of different origins, USSEC conducted a five day training program at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) in Poultry Nutrition and Production for a team of 11 nutritionists and poultry professionals from top poultry integrations and feed manufacturing companies from Russia, Bulgaria and Romania from ...

  • Maintaining U.S. Soy Market Share in Morocco

    USSEC, in close partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), organized several events within the Maghreb region of North Africa to reemphasize the image of the U.S. as a major supplier of high-quality soybeans and soybean products. U.S. soybean products have traditionally enjoyed a dominant market share with a 100 percent share for soybean ...

  • EuroTier 2016 will again include the World Poultry Show

    Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 1st December 2016 - EuroTier, the world’s leading trade fair for animal production, will once again include the World Poultry Show in 2016. This means next year’s EuroTier will be the only international exhibition for animal producers to include all livestock sectors – dairy, beef cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep and aquaculture – in such a ...

  • How farmers don’t have to give up on pesticides – greener farming through conservation-grade land

    A number or news items this week relate to organic farming. The first from the Eastern Daily Press examines the red tape surrounding green farming and how bureaucracy can be perceived as hindering and restricting the number of farmers entering this area of agriculture. The second item, featured in The Guardian, highlights how non-organic farmers can do a lot to foster plants, butterflies and ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Growing need to revamp national laws governing pesticides

    Some thirty years to the day after FAO first launched its International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides, the UN food agency is calling on countries to make sure that national regulatory frameworks governing the management of pesticides are kept up to ...

  • The revival of the Italian olive growing starts from Spoleto

    The two-day conference devoted to the Italian olive growing was held on 13th and 14thNovember at the theatre Caio Melisso “Spazio Carla Fendi” in Spoleto. The purpose of the conference was to reflect and confront on the possible solutions to emerge from the crisis affecting the sector. The title of the conference organized by the National Academy of Olive and Oil in ...


    By Pieralisi Group

  • Bayer CropScience and Round Table on Responsible Soy join forces to promote certification of soy in Brazil

    Bayer CropScience and the civil organization Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) are uniting to help soy producers certify their crops according to RTRS standards. A non-exclusive agreement between Bayer CropScience and RTRS aims to facilitate the certification of soy production according to the RTRS standard, by stimulating use of Bayer’s Valore program. RTRS Certification assures that ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you